Fri, Jun 26, 2015 - 11:53am

An Appreciation of the Pope’s Encyclical Letter on the Environment

Peter Buck
June 26, 2015

There’s excitement here at Equal Exchange about Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, “Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): Care for our Common Home.” In the Pope’s encyclical, he makes a powerful call for urgent action on climate change and environmental pollution. These issues are of paramount importance to many, including us at Equal Exchange.

Thu, Jun 25, 2015 - 9:21am

Making Connections in the DRC

Beth Ann Caspersen
June 25, 2015

Over the last four years, Equal Exchange has raised more than $50,000 for the Panzi Foundation through the Congo Coffee Project. The money has supported survivors of sexual violence at Maison Dorcas, the Panzi Hospital’s aftercare program in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Mon, Jun 22, 2015 - 10:31pm

The Small Producers’ Symbol and the Liberation of Small Producers

Small Farmers, Big Change
June 22, 2015

The following article was written on May 5th, by Jerónimo Pruijn, Executive Director of the Foundation of Small Producers (FUNDEPPO)
Rosa Guaman, President of the SPP, and other members voting at the Annual Meeting in Panama City, May 2015
There is no better day than today, May 5th, to share some words about the Small Producers’ Symbol (SPP, for its Spanish Acronym). I was born in Holland, and on May 5th  in Holland, we celebrate Liberation Day, the day the occupation ended during World War II.

Fri, Jun 19, 2015 - 11:46am

A Cry for Change!

Small Farmers, Big Change
June 19, 2015

A Cry for Change!
After weeks of eager anticipation, yesterday’s unveiling of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change has finally arrived: in newspapers, social media, television and radio, the world is abuzz with his message: it is time that the conversation about economic inequality and the devastation of our planet be treated as one struggle. The roots of these injustices are the same and the way out of the crisis is the same: a sustainable economy that places people and the planet before greed and the reckless pursuit of profit.


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